Confocal microscopy at UCSF

Definition
A microscopy technique used in optimal imaging that increases optical resolution and contrast of a micrograph by using point illumination and a spatial pinhole to eliminate out-of-focus light in specimens that are thicker than the focal plane. It enables the reconstruction of three-dimensional structures from the obtained images.
Synonyms
CLSM, Confocal scanning microscopy
Categories
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Mission Bay

Gladstone Histology and Light Microscopy Core

Gladstone Institutes, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries 415-734-2566 histology@gladstone.ucsf.edu

  • Confocal microscopy
Mission Bay

Gladstone Stem Cell Core

Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Mission Bay
Contact: General Inquiries 415-734-4924 polin.so@gladstone.ucsf.edu

  • Long-term, Time-lapsed imaging
Mission Bay

Nikon Imaging Center

Biochemistry and Biophysics, Mission Bay
Contact: Delaine Larsen (415) 851-9940 Delaine.Larsen@ucsf.edu

  • Spectral Confocal Microscope: Nikon FN1 Microscope, Nikon C1si Spectral Laser Scanning Confocal (laser lines: 405, 488, 561 nm)
Mission Bay, Mt. Zion

Laboratory for Cell Analysis (Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center Cytometry Core)

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Mission Bay, Mt. Zion
Contact: Ben Braun 415-514-4176 braunb@peds.ucsf.edu

  • MB CVRI 559 Zeiss 780 Spectral Confocal microscope
  • Confocal microscopy
Parnassus

Biological Imaging Development Center

Department of Pathology, Parnassus
Contact: Kaitlin Corbin 415-476-4550 kaitlin.corbin@ucsf.edu

  • Confocal microscopy